A Festival of Trees, Wood and Flowers - Part 2

R. Lyons By R. Lyons, 10th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A visit to the town of Montignac in France's Dordogne region.


(For Part 1 please visit my other blog).

Our digestive systems were telling us it was time for lunch and we had a huge option of eateries, but we wandered to find the “perfect place” as tourists do, and we’re glad we did. At the end of the market area was a park-like setting near the river with a white tent and lots of activity. Men in orange vests with “Vallée de l’homme” on their backs scurried in and around the tent. It was a fund raising function for some cause and presumably a good one.

Siding up to the main counter that double served as order desk and bar we eventually made it known that we wanted something to eat. The choice was limited so we had a couple of sausage sandwiches and glasses of wine and sat with the locals at a table-bench set up nearby on the grass. The sun, camaraderie, tables of men socializing over food with bottles of wine as the centerpiece, little children playing at a distance and the overall joie de vivre made our little lunch taste as good as any cordon bleu dish.

We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Montignac and on the way back to the rental car we spotted a real estate agency. In the window was an ad for a four-bedroom house with swimming pool that had been constructed about ten years ago for just over 105,000 euros. We could perhaps see ourselves living here.

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Dordogne, Expats, France, Market

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After having lived in one country for most of a lifetime it was time to move on to explore and experience new lands. This is the story of that voyage.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
13th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you for sharing this article. Smiles to you!

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author avatar R. Lyons
14th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Nancy

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